Jaw and Teeth Pain
Being one of the most overworked parts of the body, it can be said that there are instances wherein jaw and teeth pain may be experienced. Although this is a normal occurrence, when in pain, it is always best to pay attention to one’s body. The pain that can be felt in this instance is evident when chewing food, clenching the jaw, or simply by talking.
Jaw and Teeth Pain Causes
There are several causes for having jaw and teeth pain. Some are mild and some may be serious. No matter how painful it is and whatever type of pain is felt, the cause of the pain should be identified.
- A tooth abscess is one condition that can cause jaw and teeth pain. The abscess results from an infection in the root of a tooth that may be fatal if not treated.
- Infection of the gums, also known as trench mouth, can lead to jaw and teeth pain too. This condition is characterized by large ulcers that form in the gums because of increase in the growth of bacteria.
- Bruxism, or teeth grinding, has an unknown cause but can also lead to jaw and teeth pain. The possible causes of this may be anger, stress, frustration, or aggressiveness.
- The massater muscle is found on each side of the face between the jaw and the teeth. When this muscle becomes inflamed, there is a high possibility of experiencing jaw and teeth pain.
- The third molar teeth tend to grow larger than the other teeth. When the space for them to grow is not enough, they will become impacted causing jaw and teeth pain.
Jaw and Teeth Pain Treatment
The treatment plan for jaw and teeth pain will still depend on its cause. Here are some tips on how to manage jaw and teeth pain:
- See the dentist for any cause of pain. Depending on the damage, the doctor might need to provide a filling on a tooth or perform root canal treatment.
- Brush teeth regularly to prevent further complications.
- Applying pressure for a certain period of time to the massater muscle will help relieve pain.
Some of the Natural Remedies for this kind of Pain Include:
- St. John’s wort tincture is effective for nerve pain.
- Arnica flower tincture can be gargled and serve as a topical pain remover.
- Aconitum napellus for severe pain occurring after a cold temperature.
- Bryonia for a severe, sharp, and tearing pain.
- Mercurius corr for severe pains at night.
- Phytolacca for pain in decayed teeth.
- Hekla lava for tooth pain that is sensitive to pressure.